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Name:Torver Back Common
Hill number:16225
Height:178m / 584ft
Parent (Ma):2634  The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SD 28987 93994
Summit feature:no feature: grass
Col:109m  SD288946  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96 97
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 24 users)ByDate of Ascent
From FP to north.Wycombe Wanderer10/02/2019
Parked beside Coniston Water at Sunny Bank and up footpath beside wall. Gate at top just after col allows access to summit. Then over Cumbria Way to Fisher High, Green How and Anne Riggs then back over the road by Landrover Garage up onto Torver Back Common. Plus a cheeky pint in the Church Inn at Torver - rude not to!nickywood127/12/2018
As per Rob W descn. No garage, parking by roadside Torver roadsign, opp old bench seat. Into access land nr old gate and skirted gorse to right, old ladder stile in wall, gate in next wall then around back of hill and scramble easy over wall (no disturbance) to summit.nordicstar02/02/2018
Torver Back Common from GR: SD 28723 93199ronaldo33324/09/2017
with LunaBigNick05/09/2016
Parked in Beckstones across road from Land Rover garage at SD 28749 93162. Paths north to gate at SD 28749 93162. Through this then aim north for narrow gap in wall at SD 28903 93963. This gap would have given easy passage to summit pasture field but for wire fence covering top half. You need to limbo through gap under fence sideways! Not easy for the over sixties!David Gradwell27/04/2016
From S, parking area opposite garage. Pity the old stile over the wall has been barbed-wired... SE summit also visited: a little lower although doesn't seem like it when thereRHW18/07/2015
Short walk from T-junction to W, passing a little mild gorse on the way.Aye Jimmy22/04/2015
On foot from Anne Riggs through Torver to minor road to NW. Used small pedestrian gate to gain 'Private' track to High Stile farm but left it for access land -up to summit.Return same way. The (now defunct) 8.5 mile long Coniston-Broughton railway ran close by. Opened in 1859, closed in 1962 it was used to take copper and slate to Broughton and then to bring tourists. In the summer of 1939 a direct train was introduced from Blackpool Central to Coniston. The 'Fleetwood Boat Train' had a connection with the steamer service between Fleetwood and Barrow. Towards the end of WW1 workmen's trains ran between Coniston and the shipyards at Barrow.Chris Pearson30/03/2015
Walked from Park Coppice.iredale22/09/2014
With Jo, linear walk from Torver to Coniston: out and back to Torver Back Common, then onto Bleathwaite Pasture and The Bell. Weather; high cloud, warm, good visibility.amblerbob20/09/2014
Parking at SD 2865 9391. Walk up minor road fopr 200m then enter lane to High Stile Farm. When the wall on your RHS ends strike up the hill. Farmer unhappy with Open Access designation, elsewhere high walls hinder progress.jimbloomer14/01/2014
Summit crossed during an orienteering event.JohnW27/03/2011
Rambling Ray28/09/2018
Alan Caine16/06/2016
Edwin Gradwell27/04/2016
Dave Geere11/05/2015